Best Washable Incontinence Underwear

Brooke Lounsbury Registered Nurse

Fact checked by: Lynda Menegotti, Editor

How We Found The Best Washable Incontinence Underwear:

4 Experts Consulted

120+ Hours of Research

13 Products Considered

4 Products Selected

Caring Village may receive commissions for purchases or leads made through links in this article. This does not affect our opinions or evaluations.

Best Washable Incontinence Underwear

Brooke Lounsbury Registered Nurse

Fact checked by: Lynda Menegotti, Editor

How We Found The Best Washable Incontinence Underwear:

4 Experts Consulted

120+ Hours of Research

13 Products Considered

4 Products Selected

Caring Village may receive commissions for purchases or leads made through links in this article. This does not affect our opinions or evaluations.

Best Washable Incontinence Underwear

Brooke Lounsbury Registered Nurse

Fact checked by: Lynda Menegotti, Editor

How We Found The Best Washable Incontinence Underwear:

4 Experts Consulted

120+ Hours of Research

13 Products Considered

4 Products Selected

Caring Village may receive commissions for purchases or leads made through links in this article. This does not affect our opinions or evaluations.

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Millions of Americans experience some form of urinary incontinence daily, the most common of which is stress incontinence. This is when coughing, sneezing, laughing, exercising, or doing anything that puts pressure on the bladder can cause a leakage of urine.

Washable incontinence underwear has grown in popularity in recent years for a number of compelling reasons including environmental sustainability, cost-effectiveness and the discretion they offer when compared to disposable options.

In fact, the National Institute of Health considers washable incontinence underwear to be a comfortable and affordable means to cope with urinary incontinence. (NIH.gov)

If you're tired of wearing pads or pantyliners for extra protection, or the fear of an unexpected leak is preventing you from participating in the activities you love, you're in the right place.

Let's dive right in and look at what we consider to the best washable incontinence underwear on the market.

The Best Washable Incontinence Underwear for Women

Initially, we were excited by the wide variety of new brands and products on offer. However, we soon discovered just how many of the garments, particularly those we've recently been bombarded with on social media, turned out to be very low quality. To find the best washable incontinence underwear we really had to put in the time and effort. To learn more about how we tested click here.

Just’nCase by Confitex

Hands down, one of our testers' favorite brands of washable incontinence underwear is Just’nCase by Confitex. Their super comfortable underwear come in a delightful range of flattering styles and colors that will boost your confidence and be a pleasure to wear. We found that this underwear exceeded the absorbent capacity listed on their website in testing and can confirm that leaks were nonexistent. In short, they more than lived up to our expectations.

In terms of care, we love that each pair of underwear came in its own mesh laundry bag for delicates and didn't notice any fading, fraying, fabric pilling, or other signs of wear after multiple wash/dry cycles during testing. In fact, one of our testers who continued to use her Confitex panties is blown away by how well they've held up after nearly a year of continuous use.

For those concerned about skin sensitivity, Confitex pee-proof panties feature Oeko-Tex Standard 100-certified skin-safe materials and have been independently lab-verified to be free of potentially harmful PFAS chemicals, including PFOA and PFOS.

We genuinely believe Confitex offers the best-looking and best-performing washable incontinence underwear on the market. Plus, how cute are those designs?

What We Like Most About Confitex:

  • Unlike most brands, they are machine washable and can be tumble dried to save you time
  • Fantastic absorbency with seams are both stitched and sealed for a superior leakproof design
  • These underwear are breathable, antibacterial, and odor-resistant
  • The unique multi-layered textile technology wicks away moisture and keeps you dry
  • Stylish designs available in different colors and absorbency levels
  • Confitex has made a substantial investment in having every claim they feature in their marketing independently verified and published by an external lab. This includes absorbency capacity.
  • Easy online ordering with discreet delivery to your door

Product Details:

  • Cost per Pair: $26-$35 at the time of publication
  • Sizes: 2XS (from 27.5-inch hip) to 3XL (up to 54.5-inch hip)
  • Fit: True to size and super comfy
  • Style Options: Stripe Midi Briefs, Lace Midi Briefs, High-Cut Briefs, Cotton Midi Briefs, Full Briefs, Lace Full Briefs
  • Color Options: Five colors at the time of publication (dusk, indigo, beige, silver, and black) and two absorbencies
  • Absorbency: Everyday (53 ml) and Extra (74 ml)
  • Coverage Area: Gusset
  • Care Instructions: Rinse after use, then wash on delicate cycle below 40°C/105°F, or hand wash separately if you prefer. Dry away from direct sunlight or tumble dry on low heat. Do not bleach or fabric conditioner.
  • Gusset Materials: Patented multi-layered construction using certified skin-safe to Oeko-Tex Standard 100 criteria.
  • Return policy: No returns or refunds except at Confitex's sole discretion.

Confitex offers a variety of functional pee panties, male incontinence underwear, and nursing pads in a range of fashionable and comfortable designs.

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Modibodi

Modibodi's Ultra Collection includes one of the most absorbent styles we've tested to date, holding up to 250ml of liquid with the reusable insert in place. The extra absorbency makes them an excellent choice for anyone experiencing more than mild incontinence.

Modibodi's product lineup includes a wide range of leakproof underwear originally designed as period panties that our testers found suitable for mild to moderate incontinence. In fact, one tester switched from the Ultra Collection to panties in Modibodi's Light-Moderate Collection with fantastic results.

Care of panties designed by Modibodi is relatively straightforward, wash and hang to dry, and we found they held up well without shrinking or fading after several months of washing.

Overall, this brand produces quality incontinence underwear that feels great and looks even better.

What We Like Most About Modibodi:

  • Underwear that looks and feels like traditional underwear made with super soft materials
  • Underwear designed to be breathable, antibacterial and odor-resistant
  • They have one of the largest selections of colors and styles we've found to date (including an adaptive collection)
  • The diversity of models used in their product shots goes above and beyond
  • All fabrics and products are tested and certified Standard 100 by Oeko-Tex® Standard 100 criteria
  • Their 60-day risk-free trial for first-time customers makes it easy to give them a try

Product Details:

  • Cost per Pair: $24-$47 at the time of publication
  • Sizes: 3XS (from 31.1-inch hip) to 6XL (up to 58.2-inch hip)
  • Fit: True to size, super soft and comfortable
  • Style Options: Hipster Bikini, Boyshort, Full Brief, Classic Bikini, Sensual French Cut, Seamfree Hi-Leg Cheeky, Sensual Hi-Waist Bikini, Classic Full Brief, Luxe Clasp Bikini (adaptive), Classic Boyshort, Contour Full Brief, Seamfree Boyleg, and more
  • Color Options: Thirty-six colors at the time of publication (Lemon Splice Blue, Waratah Red, Marble Black, Earth Green, Black, Lemon Splice Blue, Beige, Wild Yellow, Beige, Hawaiian Pink, Nevada Brown, Coastal Blue, Reef Blue, Merlot Red, Cashew, Anchor Grey, Sunset Pink, Wildflower Aqua, Sunset Orange, Nutmeg, Cinnamon, Macadamia, Provence Purple, Hypnotic Blue, Butterfly Lime, Peacock Purple, Mulberry Purple, Ocean Blue, Ink Blue, Pepper Red, Atomic Blue, Neptune Blue, Palm Green, Dark Slate Black, Grape Wine Black, and Moss Green) and three absorbencies suitable for various levels of incontinence
  • Absorbency: Heavy-Overnight (20 ml), Maxi (50 ml), and Ultra Incontinence (250 ml with insert)
  • Coverage Area:  Partial (gusset) and Full (front waistband to rear waistband) options available
  • Care Instructions: Rinse after use, machine wash using cold water, and hang to dry. Do not use fabric softener.
  • Gusset Materials: All fabrics and products are tested and certified Standard 100 by Oeko-Tex® Standard 100 criteria.
  • Return policy: 60-day risk-free trial. A first-time/new customer can make a claim on 1(one) used product purchased in the first order with Modibodi if unsatisfied with the product. See Modibodi's website for full details.

Modibodi offers a wide variety of washable underwear that will not smell or feel wet!

Thinx

Another fan favorite amongst our testers, Thinx, has a great selection of washable incontinence underwear in a variety of styles and colors. Trust us, wearing these beauties will make you feel pretty, not frumpy!

Speax products are delightfully soft and comfortable. None of our testers who experience light to moderate incontinence reported any leaks and were pleased with the odor control.

Caring for Speax panties is similar to how you would care for any other delicates in your wardrobe; machine wash in cold water and tumble dry on low heat or hang to dry. We tested both drying methods, but most testers opted for tumble drying simply because it was easier. We suggest using a delicates bag to help avoid fabric pilling.

What We Like Most About Speax by Thinx:

  • Underwear that looks and feels like regular underwear
  • Excellent odor control with a breathable moisture barrier that helps protect your clothes from wetness
  • All Speax by Thinx underwear is Oeko-Tex® certified
  • Being able to tumble dry is a real timesaver
  • Their 45-day, money-back guarantee*

Product Details:

  • Cost per Pair: $28-$39 at the time of publication
  • Sizes: XS (from 35-inch hip) to 5XL (up to 53-inch hip)
  • Fit: True to size (as of last updated date)
  • Style Options: Hi-Waist, Hiphugger, Bikini, French Cut, and Thong
  • Color Options: Seven colors at the time of publication (Black, Marina, Beige, Savanna, Blush, Blackberry, and Midnight )
  • Absorbency: Most styles (40 ml) and Thongs (15 ml)
  • Coverage Area: Gusset
  • Care Instructions: Machine wash cold (or handwash) and tumble dry low heat (or hand dry)
  • Gusset Materials: Moisture-wicking layer (100% polyester), Absorbent layer (80% polyester / 20% Nylon) and Moisture impermeable layer (100% Polyurethane)
  • Return Policy: Speax offers a 45-day trial period on all orders, so if you find that they aren't a perfect fit or just aren't working out, they're happy to process a return or exchange.

Speax by Thinx offers a variety of styles, sizes, and shapes to fit your needs.

Bambody

One of our favorites in the lower price range, Bambody, likely appeals more to the period panty crowd. However, we found that they did a reasonable job of protecting against minor leaks due to incontinence.

Bambody products are made with spandex-infused bamboo fabric making them soft and comfortable to wear. Just keep in mind that their sizing runs small. Quite small. In keeping with the recommendation to size up that we found on their Amazon listing, one of our testers felt going up two sizes made for the best fit. All of our testers appreciated the extra wide elastic waistband, but a few wished these high-waist panties extended even higher.

Caring for Bambody panties is once again similar to the rest of our lineup. This underwear can be machine washed on warm and hung to dry. We found that out of all the underwear we tested, Bambody panties showed wear after fewer washes and tended to shrink a little.

What We Like Most About Bambody:

  • Soft and comfortable to wear
  • They make a great low-cost option for anyone not quite ready for the investment of a higher-priced brand
  • The high-waist design and extra wide waistband make for a comfortable fit

Product Details:

Cost per Pair: $10-$23 at the time of publication
Sizes: XS (from 31.5-inch hip) to 2XL (up to 47-inch hip)
Fit: Run small. We recommend buying a size up (as of last updated date)
Style Options: Absorbent Hi-Waist
Color Options: Black, Light Blue, Pink, Turquoise, White, and Maasai print
Absorbency: 30 ml
Coverage Area: Full (front waistband to rear waistband)
Care Instructions: Machine wash and hang to dry
Gusset Materials: Bamboo, nylon, and polyester
Return Policy: Underwear can be returned for free within 30 days if purchased through Amazon.

When shopping, you can search by absorbency styles and leakproof styles, all with a reasonable starting price.

How We Tested & Selected Our Favorite Washable Incontinence Underwear


Leak Protection

We searched for brands that focussed on leak prevention and tested a variety of conditions, including everyday wear, overnight wear, and for use while doing physical activities.


Care & Quality

We followed each brand's care instructions and put every pair through at least twelve rounds of washing to check for fabric fraying, pilling, and fading.



Odor Prevention

Our testers were all concerned about the potential for embarrassing odors, so we paid particular attention to this in our testing. The best brands focus on multi-layer technology with fabrics specifically designed to absorb moisture quickly while drawing it away from the skin to reduce bacteria growth and minimize odor.


Comfort & Style

We started with brands that offer a generous selection of sizes and styles to help our testers find the right fit for their body. From there, we narrowed our choices to those comfy enough to feel like traditional underwear while eliminating ones that felt bulky or made any sound while walking.

Brand Comparison

Brand

Absorbency

Leak Control

Odor Control

Machine Dry

Cost

Extra: 74 ml

Everyday: 53 ml

40 ml

Overnight: 20 ml
Maxi: 50 ml
Ultra: Up to 250 ml with insert 

30 ml 

How to Find the Best Washable Incontinence Underwear

In addition to key factors such as leak protection, odor prevention, and absorbency, you should also consider the following when exploring your options when it comes to washable incontinence underwear:

  1. Does it look and feel like regular underwear?
  2. Can you select from a range of sizes and absorbencies?
  3. How does the underwear feel when liquid is added?
  4. How long will the underwear last?
  5. What are the care instructions for washing?
  6. What is the return policy?
  7. What do the customer reviews suggest?

Asking these questions will help narrow down your preferences. We recommend that you order a single pair to test before purchasing larger quantities.

Expert Contributor

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Brooke Lounsbury Registered Nurse

Brooke Lounsbury, RN, has over 26 years of nursing experience, with a primary focus on Home Health and Hospice. During her time working with patients and families, she saw the pressures and strains caregivers go through while caring for loved ones. The noticeable lack of resources to help caregivers prompted her to start a support group for caregivers in her area.

Brooke is passionate about holistic healing, which led her to create courses for nurses and other healthcare professionals on digestive health, sleep hygiene, and the effects of technology on health for PedagogyEducation.com, a nationally accredited provider of continuing nurse education.

Brooke has written articles for several health-related websites, including Jase Medical and The Wellness Company.

In her free time, Brooke enjoys spending time with family, her dog, and traveling.

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